Qualitative Methods Reading Group

Fortnightly group for PhD students

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Reading Group sessions expected to take place in Summer Term have not yet been scheduled. Further details will be provided on due course.

The Qualitative Methods Reading Group is a fortnightly gathering of PhD students across various departments who are employing, or aim to employ, qualitative methods as a part of their research.

This group aims to create an opportunity to further their knowledge on these methods through review and discussion. Additionally, some sessions will have PhD students and senior researchers present their own work.

Fortnightly meetings take place at Columbia House in Seminar room 8.13 (COL8.13) on Mondays between 12:15 - 13:15, unless specified otherwise. Complimentary sandwiches are provided for each event. If you are interested in attending this reading group please get in touch with Nancy Breton ( or Poorvi Iyer ( who will put you on the Reading Group’s mailing list.


2019/20 reading group dates

Lent Term 2019/20

20th January (N.B. this session will take place in OLD.3.25)

3rd February

Practicality of conducting an interview

17th February (N.B. this session will take place in OLD.3.25 from 12:00-13:00)

Qualitative design & research tools: Participant observation and/or interview

2nd March


16th March


30th March



Michaelmas Term 2019/20

21st October

18th November

2nd December